RUMOR: Vikings to Wear All-Yellow Color Rush Uniform

During last week’s NFL regular season schedule release, it was revealed that the Minnesota Vikings will have the luxury of playing two Thursday games in the 2016. The first Thursday game will take place on Thanksgiving day against the Detroit Lions and the second will occur the very next week on December 1st, against the Dallas Cowboys.

In four Thursday games last season, the NFL required the participating teams to wear a “Color Rush” uniform. The uniforms were met with plenty of mixed reviews, including the reaction from people who are color blind and struggled to view some of the obnoxiously bold uniform combinations featured in the games.

For this season, every team will be wearing a Color Rush uniform during their scheduled 2016 Thursday game. Since the Vikings will be playing in two Thursday games, does that mean that they will be wearing two different Color Rush uniforms?

Recently, a Twitter account posted a picture of what looks like the main color for which each team’s Color Rush uniform will consist of. For Minnesota, the picture shows the color yellow.

Yellow would certainly be an interesting choice for the Vikings, who have never worn an all-yellow uniform in the history of their franchise. A majority of the team’s fanbase and local media figured that the team’s Color Rush uniform would feature mostly purple, rather than yellow.

However, since Minnesota does indeed play in two Thursday games, they could be one of the “lucky” teams in 2016 that get to wear two different Color Rush uniforms. Perhaps the game in Detroit will have the Vikings wearing an all-white or all-purple uniform and then maybe an all-yellow uniform when Minnesota hosts the Cowboys in the following week.

If the previously mentioned photo does in fact turn out to be valid, the Vikings Color Rush uniform could resemble something like the uniform included in the tweet below.

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Adam Patrick

Adam has been rooting for the Vikings ever since he saw Randall Cunningham win NFC Special Teams Player of the week in 1997. Since his career sports highlights include 3rd place at 5th Grade Golf Camp and catching a ball during a soccer game (he was not playing goalie), Adam turned to writing. He considers himself a 'Vikings Realist' as he does not shy away from criticizing the purple and gold if necessary. He will not always write about the popular topics, but his goal is to provide readers with content they cannot find anywhere else. Follow him on Twitter @Str8_Cash_Homey

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      1. A yellow cardinal. Picker must not be a bird man. A lot of yellow – must have something to do with being an away team on thursday.

  1. I really don’t hope, and also don’t think it’s true.
    It would be really drastic move to have the raiders in a gold? uniform. Thats not even one of their colors is it? also there seems to be a alarming number of teams to play in yellow/gold ish color. 9 teams!!! that more than 1/4 of the teams

    1. also they have bills and jets playing in red/green (those team meet eachother again this season in thursday night football) and that was a huge mistake last time for the color blind, don’t think they will make that mistake once again.. leads me to believe that this is just a rumor, and not true colors!

  2. No way they’d play Honolulu Blue Vs. Purple on Turkey Day. I’d bet on Mostly Yellow vs. Black Lions, Mostly Purple vs. White Cowboys. More importantly, I hope we win!